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Attending AKB48 handshakes: how-to (work in progress)

Discussion in 'General AKB48 Discussion' started by Mr Waffle, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. David61

    David61 Upcoming Girls Stage48 Donor

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    @miyabi If you're interested in STU48 there's a ticket sale currently in progress for their 3rd single HS events in Yokohama (8/31 & 9/1) and in Tokyo (9/7 & 9/8). Application site is here:

    https://stu48.chara-ani.com/

    Likewise I only use my first name and surname on tickets even though my passport has my middle name.
     
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  2. miyabi

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    @Tuhis and @David61 thank you guys so much. May I ask one more question? Are your names like ... divided into 2 or 3 parts? Because my name in pp is parted into 2 - sur name and given name so I am really confused a lot. And have you ever go to concert with the same name problems? I heard that concert security is stricter than HS. I really want to use my time in Japan as much as possible to Aki-P's girls, join concert, HS and ofc theater stage because its so hard and cost a lot from my country to Japan
     
  3. Tuhis

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    My passport has like this:

    SURNAME

    FIRSTNAME SECONDNAME

    What nationality are you, if I may ask?
     
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  4. David61

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    @miyabi It's the same for me. I've never had any problems at HS events although a couple of times I've had to help staff members to locate my name on the passport photo page. However it's always best to go to the Information Desk when you arrive at the venue to get your tickets stamped just to make sure (it only takes about 2 or 3 minutes to get that done). As for concerts I've found that staff never look very closely at my passport even though they always ask for ID.
     
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  5. miyabi

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    @Tuhis I'm Vietnamese, my name in pp (and visa to Korea) is like that

    Surname: Lxxxx
    Given name: Mxxx Gxx Uxxx

    (Uxxx is first name while Mxxx Gxx is considered as middle name in my country so I dont know how to divide. Btw, really appriciate you guys kindness )
     
  6. Tuhis

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    I think that for the tickets Lxxxx Uxxxx might be enough, but best source would be asking other Vietnamese fans how they divided their names.
     
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  7. echibrat

    echibrat Kenkyuusei

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    I have 2 tickets for the NMB48 handshake event tomorrow at Yokohama but don't think I'll be able to attend, is there anything I can do to use them on another day or will they just be wasted?
     
  8. SunnyHighland

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    Individual one? Wasted I think...except it is for National HS
     
  9. okadarinasuki

    okadarinasuki Kenkyuusei

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    I have a few questions. Sustainable theater edition preorders just went on sale and I'm interested in attending in October. Do I need to know the exact timeslot my member will be in before I apply for tickets? If so, where do I find this info? Is it too early still to apply for October?

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  10. SunnyHighland

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    The time slot is there on the first page of akb chara-ani. It goes by round 1 to round 7 or 8 in one day.

    9/23, 10/24, 12/24 follow a slightly different schedule.

    You don't need to know her exact time slot. But the other way around, you need to know what round and what kind of gimmick round she is in and you have interest to attend. Then see the schedule if it fits your own schedule, and travel time to the venue.

    One thing for sure, you have to know your oshimen's name in kanji.
     
  11. Rurouni

    Rurouni Upcoming Girls Stage48 Donor

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    1. Yes. When you order the HS, you will need to pick the HS time slot
    2. http://akb.kingrecords.co.jp/page/56th-member-schedule-nmax1339.html
    more details in http://akb.kingrecords.co.jp/theater/003139.html and http://akb.kingrecords.co.jp/theater/003140.html
    3. No.. well, depends, but no. If you only want to buy Okarina HS (or other members that normally don't sold out) then you can wait a bit. You can target any dates and time slot that are available in the schedule from the start of the preorder. Because of that, if you want to do HS with a popular member then you need to act quick. Currently there are 8 normal rounds and after each rounds you will know whether your application has been accepted or not. You'll be asked for payment at the end of these normal rounds (so after the end of round 8). After that normally there will be resale rounds which repeats this pattern but have less round. You can check the details about the rounds on chara ani site https://akb48.chara-ani.com/
     
  12. okadarinasuki

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    Hello. I just saw AKB48 SHOP is in AKB48 Handshake Events.

    What type of goods they sell? I want to buy something related to Komiharu but I don't know if they sell something. :) Also, can I buy Komiharu's goods in AKB48 SHOP in Akihabara? :rolleyes:

    Thank you!!
     
  14. Tuhis

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    They usually sell random photos and other random goods, lightsticks etc, usually for all (AKB)members. The Akihabara store will have Komi goods, but best source for variety is official shopping site. If have your ticket center account pointing at a trusted person, then it’s a good idea to have that trusted person forward whatever you want to buy. The delivery speed is reasonable so you can either buy there and have friend forward to your hotel, or change ticket center account to point to hotel but (I don’t recommend that since I don’t know how address changes affect winning chances).
     
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  15. David61

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    I've found the AKB48 Official Blog entry which shows what goods were available at the event I attended on 4/29 & 30:

    https://ameblo.jp/akihabara48/entry-12457473021.html

    The actual goods vary between events but that should give you some idea of what's available. However some items can sell out early - at the 4/29 event I didn't get to the shop until after the sixth slot and they'd already sold out of the random photo sets for AKB & SKE.

    You should have no problems buying Komiharu's goods at the Shop in Akihabara! Again what's on sale can vary but there should be goods available for each of the members including photos, posters, folders, key rings, pin badges, etc. The shop is actually in two separate parts on either side of the Cafe with different goods in each. I've put in the spoiler below a couple of Komi's items I bought.

    IMG_2086.jpg IMG_2088.jpg

    However the range of items in the Shop is rather smaller that you'll find in the online store so I agree with @Tuhis that you'll probably have better success if you can order from there via a proxy person.
     
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  16. SunnyHighland

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    Agree with those above. Though I will suggest caution on two things:
    1. If you buy in online, pay attention to the shipping date. Some items are pre-order and will be sent 1-2 months later
    2. If you go to the shop, there are 2 AKB48 shops in Akihabara, both selling quite different items. If you are looking for members' birthday shirt and nama sashin, go to the one between the AKB cafe and Gundam Cafe (far side of the cafe from the station. If you are looking for smaller items like keyrings, file folder, pins, cookies, small towel, go to the one on the near end of the cafe and actually connected to the cafe.

    If you are looking for lightstick or theater stage photo (approx up to a week prior), better to go up to the theater above DonQ. Just find the pillar with huge Rin photo on it. :lol: around 300m from the cafe.

    The one they sell on HS event sometimes limited to events and online. So, if you attend the HS I do suggest to pay a visit. At Makuhari it will be near the food section just beside the HS hall. At Pacifico it will be in the parking lot on the far side of the hall (have to go outside on 1st floor.)
     
  17. Tuhis

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    Just checked the stores out and yes there was Komi stuff but it won’t be super expensive to buy all of it.
     
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  18. TiduShoko

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    Thank you so much @Tuhis @David61 and @SunnyHighland !!

    I don't know if I have to put it on this thread but I just wanted to ask if there is someone who is going to AKB48 Handshake Event in August 11th and how they get in Makuhari Messe (train..). I will go alone and I just wanted to know if someone will do the same route as me so we can go together!
     
  19. Tuhis

    Tuhis Kenkyuusei

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    Edit: damn remembered dates wrong, will be going on 9th and 10th but not 11th lol.
     
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  20. SunnyHighland

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    Find some old post of mine in this thread. I posted it several times under the heading "how to get there" :)
    Many here will go, no worries. On11th I have tickets for all slots. Lol
     
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